Monday, March 14, 2016

The Itch

By Benilde Little

Though the story was somewhat interesting, especially the focus group of the book (successful African Americans), and the premise of growth and development for the protagonist was satisfying, I found the writing quite lacking. First, there's a lot of point of views - almost every paragraph has a different person's perspective. Even though it mostly works and the transitions are fairly clear, it was something that kept bickering in the back of my mind as I read it. In addition, there was an abundance of cliches. Perhaps these issues would have gone unnoticed had I not taken writing classes. [286 pp.]

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